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Critical Mass Documentary: "Still We Ride"

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"Still We Ride", a documentary on the Critical Mass movement in New York, will be shown at the Arusha Centre at 7pm on Friday, Aug. 31. This film will be shown right after Calgary's monthly Critical Mass ride, which will start at the Eau Claire Plaza in front of the YMCA at 5:30pm and will end at the Arusha Centre at 7pm.Excerpt from www.stillweride.com:"On Friday August 27, 2004 just days before the start of the Republican National Convention, a massive police operation was underway. By the end of the night 264 people were arrested. It marked one of the largest mass arrests in New York City's history - and the arrested had done nothing illegal. For many New Yorkers, August was the first time they heard of what has become a monthly ritual for New York City's bike community; a free-forming ride called Critical Mass.Still We Ride is a documentary that captures the joyous atmosphere of this August ride before the arrests began and the chaos that followed. It recounts how this ride first started in San Francisco over 10 years ago and chronicles the police crackdown and resulting court battles in New York over the last twelve months. The movie takes on issues of civil liberties, surveillance, the power of mainstream media, and the benefits of alternative means of transportation."

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